SIDNEY — Louis M. Kerber, 92, of Sidney, died Thursday, February 24, 2022, at his home. He was born June 1, 1929 in Sidney, the son of Joseph and Mary (Troester) Kerber who preceded him in death. On June 6, 1957, he married the love of his life Clara (Steinke) Kerber, who survived him, a marriage that lasted 64 years.
Louis is survived by his loving family; children Linda (Dave) Temple, Mike Kerber, Lori (Tim) Shark, Lisa (Randy) Shroyer and Joe Kerber; grandchildren TJ Shark, Samantha Kendall, Matthew Shroyer, Morgan Shroyer, Dan Temple, Mitchell Shroyer and Taylor Shark; great-granddaughter Paisley; step-grandchildren Tiffany and Travis (Stacy) Temple; and step-great-granddaughter Sophie.
A 1947 graduate of Holy Angels High School, Louis proudly served his county in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955, spending part of that time in Korea where he won several medals, including the Medal of korean service. He graduated from the University of Miami in 1958 and worked for Wagner Manufacturing until 1986, primarily as a production control manager, retiring after 27 years. He played fast softball from 1947 to 1960 as an ace pitcher for several area teams, including the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.
Louis was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed camping, biking, tennis, bowling, and golf, and especially loved whenever he could spend time with his children and grandchildren. Lou had or made friends wherever he went, and he will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 4, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home with Deacon Philip Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sydney. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Dr. Sidney, Ohio, 45365 or to the American Parkinson Disease Association, PO Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cromesfh.com
Published by Sidney Daily News from March 1 to March 2, 2022.